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Buffer Overrun Vulnerability in Samba Server2.2 (CIAC N-023)


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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN

                  Buffer Overrun Vulnerability in Samba Server2.2                

December 11, 2002 21:00 GMT                                       Number N-023
[Revised 12 December 2002]
PROBLEM:       A buffer overrun vulnerability has been discovered in Samba 
PLATFORM:      Multiple vendor products might be affected when used in 
               conjunction with the Samba Server2.2 product.   
DAMAGE:        If exploited, the vulnerability has the potential to allow an 
               attacker to gain root access. 
SOLUTION:      Check with your vendor for platform-specific solutions. Samba 
               has released Samba v2.2.7 which addresses this vulnerability
			   found in versions 2.2.2 through 2.2.6.  For more information,  
			   visit Samba's web site at: 
VULNERABILITY  The risk is MEDIUM. Though the vulnerability has the potential 
ASSESSMENT:    to gain root access, there is no known exploit. 
 CIAC BULLETIN:      http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/n-023.shtml 
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Document ID:  HPSBUX0212-230
Date Loaded:  20021210
      Title:  SSRT2437 Sec. Vulnerability in CIFS/9000 Samba Server2 2

 Originally issued: 10 Dec 2002
 SSRT2437 Sec. Vulnerability in CIFS/9000 Samba Server2.2

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PROBLEM: CIFS/9000 Server 2.2 buffer overflow vulnerability. 

IMPACT: Potential root access.

PLATFORM: HP 9000 servers running the following CIFS Server versions:

          - A.01.08
          - A.01.08.01
          - A.01.09

SOLUTION: Update to CIFS Server 2.2 version A.01.09.01

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update to version A.01.09.01

AVAILABILITY: CIFS Server 2.2 version A.01.09.01 is currently
              available from:


 A. Background
    A buffer overrun has been discovered in the HP CIFS Server
    version A.01.09 and earlier. There is no known exploit of
    this vulnerability, and the Samba Team has not been able to
    craft one themselves.
    Nevertheless, the Samba Team has judged the vulnerability
    significant and announced the defect and fix in their latest
    release.  HP has integrated the fix into the latest release
    of CIFS Server 2.2
    For additional details, see:

 B. Recommended solution
    Upgrade to CIFS Server 2.2 version A.01.09.01
    which is currently available from:


    It is the product B8725AA, CIFS/9000 Server 2.2.c.

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